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Fried Okra Recipe
  • 1 lb. fresh okra
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup self-rising cornmeal
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground red pepper
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup bacon drippings
  1. Cut off and discard tip and stem ends from okra; cut okra into 1/2 inch thick slices. Stir into buttermilk; cover and chill 45 minutes.
  2. Combine cornmeal and next 3 ingredients in a bowl. Remove okra from buttermilk with a slotted spoon, and discard buttermilk. Dredge okra, in batches, in the cornmeal mixture.
  3. Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches into a dutch oven or cast-iron skillet; add bacon drippings, and heat to 375 degrees. Fry okra, in batches, 4 minutes or until golden; drain on paper towels.